Following up the group draw for the first 22 teams confirmed for 2010-11 Euroleague play was … another draw! These time, the pingpong balls (actually they look more like something out of Dragonball Z; poor Diego, the dude who has to manipulate these things at high speed during the draw) determined the entire bracket draw for the Qualifying Round competition.
The teams were drawn according to a seeding system. Each opening-series matchup will be two games, followed by subsequent two-game knockout rounds. Finalists advance to the big league.
The 2010-11 Euroleague Qualifying Round bracket matchups are as follows:
Chorale Roanne vs. Alba Berlin
Hapoel Gilboa Galil vs. KK Hemofarm Stada
GasTerra Flames Gröningen vs. Unics Kazan
Spirou Charleroi vs. CEZ Nymburk
KK Buducnost vs. Asvel Basket
Banvit BC vs. Le Mans Sarthe
Pepsi Caserta vs. BC Khimki Moscow region
Maroussi BC vs. Budivelnik